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RAR for Mac

15 April 2021

RAR is a powerful terminal based archive utility.

What is RAR for Mac

RAR is a compression program offering an original algorithm. This new way to compress files provides greater efficiency, and makes smaller archives -- especially on multimedia files and archives with many files. RAR also offers self-extracting capabilities as well as disk-spanning (or multi-volumes). RAR is the official RAR archive utility for OS X (offered as a command-line utility), especially useful while reading all those alt.binaries newsgroups.

To use the RAR command-line application, place the files in any folder on your hard drive, and call the utility by typing in the full path to the application (e.g., to run from the current directory, type "./rar" or "./unrar" followed by the appropriate parameters). Typing the application name (rar or unrar) without any parameters will produce a helpful guide to each program's usage.

What's new in RAR

Version 6.0.1:
New Features:
  • Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut selects the entire text in WinRAR comment window.
  • If -idn switch is used together with -t or -df in console RAR when archiving, it additionally disables "Deleting " or "Testing " messages, normally issued by these switches.
  • Also -idn disables folder creation messages when extracting a file to non-existing folder.
  • WinRAR and ZIP SFX module refuse to extract contents of ZIP SFX archives if ZIP central directory is resided after beginning of Authenticode digital signature. It is done to prevent possible attacks with inclusion of ZIP archive into signature body.
Bugs fixed:
  • "Convert archives" command could incorrectly convert Unicode comments in RAR archives.
  • If two archive information windows had been opened from the Explorer context menu, the compression ratio bar in the first window could erroneously display a value for the second archive.
  • It did not affect the ratio and other text details at the right of the window. Only the vertical bar at the left could be updated to a wrong value;
  • If the "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option was enabled in extraction dialog, "Waiting for another WinRAR copy" title was not set in command progress window while waiting;
  • When extracting a symbolic link, previous versions did not overwrite existing symbolic links even if the user requested it in overwrite prompt.
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Scion777
Scion777
Apr 15 2021
6.0.1
0.0
Apr 15 2021
0.0
Version: 6.0.1
No .app file? Are you kidding? Terminal executables? Write a binary app, for God's sake. Like previous versions were!
Mcr
Mcr
Sep 27 2019
5.71
1.0
Sep 27 2019
1.0
Version: 5.71
It's 2019...and asking $29 for CLI utility that ONLY handles RAR? There are GUI compression/uncompression programs that handle multiple formats for same or less $$ and even free (Keka,). I usually have a Windows Virtual Machine running all the time, and even prefer using the free utility 7-Zip which handles anything. If nothing else, this company should switch to a multi-platform license, i.e. buy a license, good for any platform (Win, Mac, Linux), as long as owned by same user.
1ness
1ness
Sep 14 2018
5.60
3.0
Sep 14 2018
3.0
Version: 5.60
I have to agree with most comments here. I've bought WinRAR on Windows ages ago and love it (recommended it to lots of people as well).. Will purchase a license for macOS as soon as it comes with proper GUI. Meanwhile only 3 stars from me. For now will keep using "The Archive Browser".
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 14 2018
5.60
1.0
Sep 14 2018
1.0
Version: 5.60
Try again when you have a GUI. RAR is very good and very useful. But having to bother with CLI crap is NOT. When the price of WinRAR is exactly the same AND it has a GUI, foisting CLI crap at Mac users is lazy, insulting and stupid.
Bluehour77
Bluehour77
Sep 7 2012
4.20
4.5
Sep 7 2012
4.5
Version: 4.20
simply ... love it!
bluehour73
bluehour73
Mar 29 2012
4.11
5.0
Mar 29 2012
5.0
Version: 4.11
Love this app, have been using it since v1 or 2, does its job efficiently without fuss. For those who complain about it CLI, go and learn some basic unix and enjoy it. I can see how it may not appeal to the facebook generation though....
hous
hous
Mar 20 2012
4.11
1.0
Mar 20 2012
1.0
Version: 4.11
There is a GUI (graphical interface) at http://www.macstarfish.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rarme.html (RarMe 0.2 is developed for use on OS X 10.3, but works fine on 10.2. It just won't look as pretty) ???
Gn-0000
Gn-0000
Jul 23 2011
4.0.1b1
0.5
Jul 23 2011
0.5
Version: 4.0.1b1
It is really a joke. It wouldn't multi-thread on multi CPU cores system!!! Oh my God! It only draws 1 CPU core to work in my 12 cores Westmere Mac Pro!!! Jesus Crisis. We are no longer to work on a 80386 computer! Why no multi-threading support?!! It takes 5 hours to complete the job of compressing 50GB iso files into multi-segmented far files! it actually does not stick to our era!
Antoinesynopsis
Antoinesynopsis
May 10 2011
4.0.1b1
1.0
May 10 2011
1.0
Version: 4.0.1b1
No graphical interface and it costs 29 $ ?!! It's a joke ?!
Gary-box
Gary-box
Feb 4 2010
3.9.2 beta 1
0.0
Feb 4 2010
0.0
Version: 3.9.2 beta 1
I use Unrar. Much better and free
M2k
M2k
Dec 31 2009
3.9.1
0.0
Dec 31 2009
0.0
Version: 3.9.1
I think this is another case of MAC users being neglected by software companies who prioritise Windows versions. If they want to charge MAC users the same money as Windows users they should give MAC users the same product, not some outdated basic version over and over again. Lets face it, WinRAR / RAR is not exactly a top-end piece of software with major complexities in developing and supplying a GUI front-end for MAC users, it seems the developers are plain lazy and cannot be bothered to give their users / customers what they want.
Rexluthor
Rexluthor
Apr 1 2009
3.8
0.0
Apr 1 2009
0.0
Version: 3.8
I was looking for a right click "create rar archive" option just like on windows or on the finder for zip archives. I finally found something that does this amazingly on a blog. Check this out: http://stuffforlife.blogspot.com/2009/03/data-compression-in-mac-os-x-how-to.html Hope this is useful.
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
Aug 2 2008
3.8b4
0.0
Aug 2 2008
0.0
Version: 3.8b4
What I can't believe is people are actually dumb enough to buy into this lame excuse of a RAR option. It's 2008 , CLI based tools is not only wrong it's and insult to every Mac user. Like most Mac users we left the Windows side to get away from the stupid command line garbage because the Mac OS was using a GUI front end for everything instead, saved time and increased productivity. Terminal junkies need a reality check , you want CLI , then buy a UNIX or PC box. I don't want CLI period. 30 bucks for an inconvienent method , you couldn't me double that to even waste a single keystroke to use it! Ha ha ha
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
May 31 2008
3.8b1
0.0
May 31 2008
0.0
Version: 3.8b1
If you only need the unrar utility you can get it using macports. This has some advantages such as not needing to install stuff into /usr/bin, and if you use porticus with macports then the only use of the command line will be to use unrar itself. Macports, Porticus and unrar obtained this way are all free.
Xypher
Xypher
May 31 2008
3.8b1
5.0
May 31 2008
5.0
Version: 3.8b1
Has excellent functionality. To get the best out of it use with the wrapper, 'RarMe' available here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12598 Simply place the Rar and Unrar files into the resources folder.
Leo-Kuznetsov
Leo-Kuznetsov
Jun 1 2007
3.7
0.0
Jun 1 2007
0.0
Version: 3.7
Zipeg is not Windows only. It is actually developed on and for Macintosh and was ported to Windows lately. Try http://www.zipeg.com/mac.index.html
Dualist
Dualist
Jan 15 2007
3.7b1
0.0
Jan 15 2007
0.0
Version: 3.7b1
Some people appear to not understand where RAR files are mostly used. The are very very common on USENET and another utility to work with them is very welcome! Competition is a good thing.
ultratiem
ultratiem
Aug 18 2006
3.6
2.5
Aug 18 2006
2.5
Version: 3.6
Why do I have to pay the same as a Windows user that gets a well built native GUI and I have a commandline based PPC program to run on my Intel Mac? No Thanks!
M-Rick
M-Rick
May 31 2006
3.6b4
0.0
May 31 2006
0.0
Version: 3.6b4
SimplyRAR does the same for fre.
Guest
Guest
Jul 18 2005
3.5b5
3.3
Jul 18 2005
3.3
Version: 3.5b5
RAR on a Mac? For $29?! 8oP Puhleeez! For transfers Mac to Mac, nothing beats a nice convenient .dmg file, and BZIP2 content compressed .dmg's, optionally with custom icons and license agreements can be made automatically for $15 with DropDMG, or with a little more effort for free with Disk Utility. If you have to deal with peecees, nothing wrong with TAR & BZIP2 or ZIP for free. Don't want to get into the Terminal or Terminal widgets? Just grab TarPit. Drag and drop to create gzipped or bzipped TAR archives, optionally with Macbinary encoded contents.
Guest
Guest
Apr 23 2005
3.5b1
3.3
Apr 23 2005
3.3
Version: 3.5b1
Copy files to usr/bin? I don't have any such directory
Guest
Guest
Jul 10 2004
3.40b2
3.3
Jul 10 2004
3.3
Version: 3.40b2
I'm experiencing regular freezes (Hard freezes, nasty), both when using this interface or only the CLI tool. Doesn't happen when I use Stuffit to expand it instead, so maybe there is something at stake.
Guest
Guest
Jul 9 2004
3.40b2
3.3
Jul 9 2004
3.3
Version: 3.40b2
From The Website: RAR - What's new in the latest version Version 3.40 beta 2 1. RAR and WinRAR display the operation progress while repairing an archive containing the recovery record. 2. Previous beta could create volumes by 2 bytes larger than specified. 3. "Select all" button in "Settings/Integration" dialog did not select Z archive format. 4. WinRAR shell extension did not display "Archive" property sheet in properties of 7z archives. 5. "Convert" command ignored archives with uppercase characters in the file name extension.
Guest
Guest
Jun 3 2003
3.2
3.3
Jun 3 2003
3.3
Version: 3.2
Installation ... :( copy 'rar' and 'unrar' to '/usr/bin', copy 'default.sfx' to '/usr/lib/' and copy 'rarfiles.lst' to '/etc/'. (give root:wheel ownership via 'sudo chown root:wheel ') (and if you like to: copy documentation to '/Library/Documentation/Commands/rar/') And for greater convinience: download UnRarX ...
Guest
Guest
Jun 2 2003
3.2
0.0
Jun 2 2003
0.0
Version: 3.2
Common sense .. is required. :) (cp the files to /usr/bin and then use them to rar and unrar files)
Macfiend
Macfiend
May 20 2003
3.2
3.0
May 20 2003
3.0
Version: 3.2
Umm...some installation instructions would help. I'm sure it's a great utility, but since I can't use it, I'll stick to UnRar.
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